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Senate Sends Defense Bill to White House

The U.S. Senate is sending President Barack Obama a comprehensive defense bill that would provide a one percent pay raise for military personnel and offer new protections for victims of sexual assault in the armed forces. The Senate passed the measure 84 to 15 late Thursday, following last week's approval by the House of Representatives. The bill would provide about $552 billion in defense spending and nearly $81 billion for overseas operations, including the war in...

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